Port Washington Youth Activities, Inc. (PYA) has announced the following winter programs for 2018-19.
The basketball program is open to boys and girls in grades K-7. The program includes evaluations and clinics for grades K-2 assisted by the staff of Hoops 101 and is designed for all skill levels. The beginner will be introduced to the sport, taught essential fundamentals, and provided with an early opportunity to experience team play. Those players who already have developed basic skills will be offered the opportunity to enhance those skills and become more involved in the strategy and techniques of the game. All youngsters will have the chance to play in regularly scheduled games.
The program runs on weekdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from Dec. 8 through Mar. 9, 2019. Unless a specific age group/grade is full, sign-ups for all basketball programs are open through the end of December.
The Developmental Program registration fee for grades K-2 is $190. The fee for grades 3-7 is $230. Below are the current days and times for the various age groups. You will also be able to check updated information at the PYA website, www.pyasports.org/calendar, for exact reporting locations, dates, and times.
- Kindergarten, First & Second Grade – with Hoops 101 (all games and practices on Saturday mornings)
- Third Grade – games on Saturday afternoons and practices on Monday evenings
- Fourth and Fifth Grades – games on Sunday afternoons and practices on Tuesday evenings
- Sixth and Seventh Grades – games on Sunday afternoons and practices on Thursday evenings
- Kindergarten, First and Second Grade – with Hoops 101 (all games and practices on Saturday mornings)
- Third Grade – games on Saturday mornings and practices on Thursday evenings
- Fourth and Fifth Grades – games on Saturday mornings and practices on Wednesday evenings
- Sixth and Seventh Grades – games on Saturday mornings and practices on Wednesday evenings
The PYA Wrestling program runs until Feb. 11, 2019 and is held on Mondays and Thursdays at the Paul D. Schreiber High School Wrestling Room from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Port Washington high school wrestlers will also assist in running this program. Anthony Schettino, the Schreiber High School varsity wrestling coach, will be overseeing the program. While there are still openings for registration, due to the increased number of applications and limited space availability, the wrestling program is limited to 48 wrestlers on a first-come, first-serve basis. The fee is $230.
Martial Arts Powered by Team Tokey Hill for grades K – 12, is set up in four age groups:
- Kindergarten – Little Ninjas
- Grades 1- 4 – Kids Martial Arts,
- Grades 5-9 – MMA Fitness, and
- Grades 6 and up – Adult Martial Arts
Team Tokey Hill instructors all have U.S. Olympic coaching certification, SafeSport certification, and certified background checks from the National Center for Safety Initiative (NCSI). The program runs from Jan. 2 to Mar. 13, 2019. The fee is $215, and the program will take place at 95 Seaview Blvd. in the industrial park off of West Shore Road.
Yoga For Athletes
PYA “Yoga For Athletes” for boys and girls in third to eighth grade begins Jan. 4, 2019, and runs to Mar. 15 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. The fee is $215, and will be held on Fridays at Yoga Life at 939 Port Washington Blvd. just north of Campus Drive.
PYA Tennis is run indoors at the Port Washington Tennis Academy on Harbor Road for boys and girls in second to eighth grade, begins Jan. 8, 2019 and runs to Feb. 12 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. The fee is $175, and the program is limited to the first 20 registrants.
Applications for all the sports, with all the details including deadline information, can be picked up at Arena Sports at 52 Main St. or completed online at www.pyasports.org/programs (where you can also register and pay by credit card).
PYA is a not for profit 501(c)(3) Better Business Bureau Approved Charitable Organization whose purpose is to promote the exemplary development of local youth through the participation in sport. PYA teaches teamwork and individual responsibility in an atmosphere of respect and sportsmanship. While PYA places emphasis on the development of sports skills, its primary mission is to develop character and an understanding of how participation in sporting events can prepare one for success in all endeavors.